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From left the area standouts to participate in the Dec. 9 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game are Carter Weakley, Lance West, Aaron Alston, Leandre Cooper and Chaz Hayes.

SPORTS ALERT: Five local players to play in Dec. 9 Liberty Bowl All-Star Game

Star Staff Reports The 16th Annual Auton Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game will take place Dec. 9 on the campus of MUS with a 2:30 p.m. scheduled kickoff. Among the notable stars on the Blue and Red rosters are Tennessee Mr. Football Award nominees running backs Kalyn Grandberry from Raleigh-Egypt and Tyler Badie from […]

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Brighton Tyler Burnett Catch

SPORTS ALERT: Bye Paree – Cardinals eliminate Henry County to make football history

By Thomas Sellers Jr. PARIS — Making history doesn’t always go according to plan. Just ask Brighton sophomore receiver Tyler Burnett. Moments after the Henry County Patriots took the lead 24-21 in front of their home Patriot Stadium crowd, the Brighton Cardinals had to regain momentum before things snowballed. As the trademark Henry County sirens […]

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DJ Barker

Brighton’s center of attention today is DJ Barker’s Rhodes Football signing

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Brighton senior center DJ Barker made it official today, he will be a Rhodes Lynx in 2018. Barker became a part of the Brighton Cardinal roster after moving from the St. Augustine, Fla., area last November. The 5’10, 200 pound athlete joined Head Coach Robin Jacobs team this past year as […]

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MaKayla Pugh Signing

Munford’s MaKayla Pugh takes here step in life with Southwest Softball

By Thomas Sellers Jr. MaKayla Pugh’s talents will be heading to the campus of Southwest Tennessee next fall. She made it official Nov. 15 in the Munford High School Library signing her letter of intent with her parents Chris and Jennifer, sister MaKenzie, aunt Missy Bradley and Grandma Pam Hartsfield by her side. “I’m proud […]

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Tae'lyr Gatlin Denver

Tae’lyr’s Triumph: Gatlin motivations push him to University of Denver

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Multiple things have motivated Tae’lyr Gatlin toward his National Signing Day. The Brighton senior wanted to be the most decorated player in school history. The MVP point guard targeted being the first Division I Basketball signee for the Cardinals since Herley Maclin in 1999. Gatlin might have had additional motivation from […]

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Millington Middle Coach LaTesa

LaTesa’s Launch: Lady Trojan Basketball legend returns home, takes over MMS Lady Stallions

By Thomas Sellers Jr. One of the best Millington Lady Trojan Basketball players ever wants some company on that list. Millington Basketball Great LaTesa McLaughlin recently made her coaching debut a couple of weeks ago on the sideline of the Millington Middle School Lady Stallions. Last Thursday night McLaughlin recorded her first coaching victory 39-6 […]

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Gabby Crawford Alabama

Gift of Gab: Crawford signs Alabama letter of intent among fanfare

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Naysayers have pushed Gabby Crawford throughout her basketball career. From her days as a Brighton Middle Lady Cardinal to a Munford High Lady Cougar, a few negative comments and doubters left an impression on Crawford. But the Munford standout was able to balance the haters with a great support system to […]

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Previews Gabby Crawford

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Lady Cougars look to build chemistry and experience

By Thomas Sellers Jr. Two of Steve Poindexter’s Munford Lady Cougar teams have reached the Sub-State round. The first was a group featuring Lauren Zvolanek, Alex Turner, Shaliyah Wiggins and Robneisha “Bird” Lee in 2013. Last season the senior trio of De’Asha Banks, Johnna Jones and Shania Johnson joined forces with then junior standout Gabby […]

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Coach David Wampler football

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Wampler’s recovery includes double duty Novembers

By Thomas Sellers Jr. This November David Wampler has been pulling double duty and logging in extra hours on the campus of Brighton High School. After his daily responsibilities were done in the school, he headed over to the gridiron practice field to prepare his Cardinal defense for a postseason game. With hardly time to […]

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Munford Basketball Preview

2017-18 Basketball Previews: Cougars and Ross take on first upperclassmen season

By Thomas Sellers Jr. As Ryan Ross enters his “junior” year at Munford High School, he will count on a foundation of 11th graders to be the bridge for his program taking the next step. Three years ago Ross arrived to Tipton County and looked to established his vision of sending players to the next […]

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